Newsshooter.com reports that Atomos’s Ninja product will get revised in the next couple of weeks with processing power to provide 4k video footage at 120 frames per second.
Atomos has kept the Ninja V external recorder and monitor current with a rapid series of firmware upgrades, granting new capabilities to some of the newest and best video cameras on the market – recording in formats, frame rates and resolutions that the bodies by themselves are incapable of achieving.
The Canon R5 – panned early for its overheating in its higher bitrate video shooting – can shoot 8k downsampled to 4k into ProRes RAW for hours and hours without hitting heat limits when connected to the Ninja V.
But software can get you only so far. After a couple of years of adding compatibility with new cameras and pushing their codec capabilities, newly-released cameras are now sporting modes requiring even more hardware oomph.
The 4k 120p capability will reportedly be available at launch for the Sony FX9 and FX6 cameras.